Classic Club Program

Classic Clubs are small groups of youth led by trained adult volunteers.  Clubs have regular meetings where youth and their families have an exciting opportunity to explore the world, be creative, participate in community service, and gain a sense of belonging while having fun.  Clubs are open to all boys and girls Preschool through High School.  Volunteer leadership is the key component of Club Program.  Without leaders, a club cannot exist.

Frequently Asked Questions
What are the outcomes of the program?
What are the qualities of the program?
What are the "Five Trails" of the Club Program?
Where and when do clubs meet?
How much does it cost?
At what age can youth join?
Are there Uniforms?
How do I join or volunteer?

Program Outcomes
Create positive adult role model
Build Self Esteem
Develop socialization skills

Important qualities of the club program
Progression
As the children get older, they do more complex and challenging activities.
Variety
The Club Program develops the whole child and includes a wide range of activities and skill development.
Partnership
Both leaders and youth members are involved in making decisions for the club.
Recognition
Camp Fire youth are recognized for their participation and achievement. This helps to build self-esteem and pride!

What are the "Five Trails" of the Club Program?
The Camp Fire Club program features opportunities for youth to learn skills in a variety of activities based on their interests. The program is organized around the five Camp Fire Trails:
Trail to Knowing Me
Helps children learn relationship and communication skills and focuses on increasing self-knowledge.
Trail to Family and Community
Works to strengthen each child’s place in the family and community and focuses on leadership, service-learning projects and citizenship.
Trail to Creativity
Stimulates creativity and imagination through activities that involve visual arts, performing arts and creative writing.
Trail to the Environment
Helps youth understand and appreciate the natural world by providing activities on nature, environmental awareness and geography.
Trail to The Future
Contains activities designed to develop mental and physical skills. Focuses on subjects such as sports, science and cooking.

Where and when do clubs meet?
Each club is different. They meet on a regular basis, arranged to fit the schedules of it's members and leaders. Meetings may be held at a school, a leader's home or in other community locations.

How much does it cost?
It costs $20 annually to be a member of Camp Fire. Financial Aid is available for anyone who qualifies for free or reduced lunch. Clubs will charge additional dues to cover the cost of running the club (anywhere from $2-10 per month). Clubs also do fundraisers including a Candy Sale and Fun Run to cover the cost of providing the club program.

At what age can youth join?
Camp Fire serves all boys and girls ages 3 through High School.  Clubs are organized based on age:
Little Stars (3-pre-K)
Starflight (K-2nd Grade)
Adventure (3rd-5th Grade)
Discovery (6th-8th grade)
Horizon (9th-12th grade)

Are there Uniforms?
Little Stars members
Wear a red sash. As they complete different projects they earn emblems to decorate their uniform.
Starflight clubs
Wear a red vest and earn emblems.
Adventure Clubs
Wear a blue vest, earn beads and emblems.
Discovery and Horizon Youth
Design their own ceremonial costume to display all their awards and wear on special occasions. They usually pick their own uniform of a Camp Fire Shirt and jeans or khaki pants to wear for regular meetings.

Usually kids wear their uniform with a white shirt and navy or khaki pants. Uniforms, emblems and beads can be purchased at the Camp Fire Store, 4312 Rucker Ave., Everett 98203. If money is an issue, there are also some used uniforms that have been donated.

How do I join or volunteer?
Fill out the inquiry form and your Club Administrator will try to match you up with a club already formed in your area. Clubs are all led by adult volunteers who have been through our screening and training process. Without volunteers there are no clubs. If there is no club for you to join, the Club Administrator will suggest that you or someone you know form a club and become a leader.

 

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